DeSimone named Mark Twain Elementary principal

The Mark Twain Union Elementary School Board of Education on Tuesday named Wendy DeSimone the official principal of Mark Twain Elementary School in Angels Camp. She has served as interim principal since last summer.The principal position for the district’s other campus, Copperopolis Elementary School, remains open after Paul Gehres resigned.“I am very excited to welcome Wendy officially,” said MTUSD Superintendent […]

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Sheriff’s Log: February 27 to March 5

Tuesday, Feb. 27Theft10:31 a.m., Mountain Ranch – Theft; theft of mail. No report taken. Michel Road.Disturbance4:14 p.m., Valley Springs – Disturbance; verbal altercation regarding child custody. No report taken. Double Springs Road.Wednesday, Feb. 28Traffic stop1:19 a.m., San Andreas – Traffic stop; officer-initiated activity; arrest made on local warrant. Foothill Court and Lewis Avenue.Suspicious person2:51 p.m., San Andreas – Suspicious person; […]

Scholarship winners and a hometown brass band perform Sunday

The St. James Concert Series presents Tuolumne County band Lucky CuZn, a New Orleans-style brass septet comprised of Tuolumne County public schoolteachers, in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church, aka the “Red Church,” in Sonora.The band plays a range of genres from traditional New Orleans jazz to modern popular music. Sunday’s program includes such favorites as […]

Fiber art comforts in Sutter Creek

Fiber artist Sandra Wagner is the featured artist at the Sutter Creek Gallery through march.Wagner’s passion for freeform design and color drive her to make art quilts and design wearable art. She says that living in the mountains with ever-changing views provides her with a daily abundance of inspiration.“Being able to work in a home studio surrounded by tall pines, […]

Stories and songs Sunday in Angels Camp

Storyteller, singer and songwriter Juni Fisher brings her tales and tunes to the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp for a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is presented by the Calaveras County Arts Council as part of its Ovations Performing Arts Series.It’s no surprise that Fisher just finished writing a full-length novel that will soon be published. Stories […]

Not a good start MLL start for Calaveras

Calaveras Baseball

SONORA – The Friday night lights were not kind to Calaveras. In the first game of the Mother Lode League season, Calaveras took one on the chin in a tough 10-5 road loss to the Sonora Wildcats Friday Night at Bev Barron Field in Sonora.Calaveras fell behind 4-0 after the first and couldn’t catch up. Although its chances were few, […]

Country favorite returns to Calaveras

Summer is just over three months away, and the acts slated to appear at the Summer Concert Series at the Ironstone Amphitheatre outside Murphys are starting to be announced. Toby Keith returns to the county for a show on June 16.“After last year’s amazing sold-out show, we just had to have him back!” says a release from the Richter Entertainment […]

Calaveras High student arrested after making gun references

A Calaveras High School student was arrested Tuesday after making statements about guns that alerted school staff and were then passed on to law enforcement.Deputies with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office were called to the school in San Andreas in response to a report that a 15-year-old boy mentioned bringing a firearm to campus, according to a Sheriff’s Office release.The […]

Bullfrog golfers beat Summerville in league opener

Bret Harte Golf

The Bret Harte Bullfrogs golf team picked up its first Mother Lode League victory with a 228-280 win over the Summerville Bears Thursday afternoon at Mountain Springs Golf Club in Sonora.Bret Harte’s Nick Kristoff had a solid afternoon, shooting a 38. He was followed by Mason Davis, 45, Kallen Dente, 47, Evan Shields, 49 and BJ Singh, 49.The Bullfrogs will […]